Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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I've spotted a NetGear one, Netgear WG602 54G Access Point, on special offer (with a half price PCMCIA card) at £105.74 (inc VAT), which seems pretty good. All the other makes (Linksys WAP54G, Belkin F5D7130 & D-LINK DWL-2000AP) appear to come close and offer pretty much the same product spec (although without additional cards), but cost quite a bit more when you add the PCMCIA card in too. And seeing as I need one of those it would be pretty daft not to include it. However, all mention a range of Windows OSs, but no Linux OSs.
My current setup has a Windows 98 box accessing the internet through a broadband modem, with a secondary Windows 98 box acting as a backup filestore. I have Linux RH 7.3 box that originally was to be an internal webserver and database server, for when I do personal development work. But now I plan to have it as the internet gateway, firewall and internal mail server, as well as running the webserver and database server. The reason is twofold. I want to learn how to do all this networking stuff, as it'll be useful in the future, plus I also want to move the Windows machines around so that DanDan and Nicole can have their own machines, and provide all security aspects (firewall, email spam/virus filtering and site blocking) via the Linux box.
So anyone know of any sites that discuss/review specific Linux compatibility with various AP hardware? Or recommend themselves suitable AP hardware?